Blackpool first local authority to put toe into water self-supply

Blackpool Council is set to become the first local authority to manage its own water supply following its application to Ofwat for a water...

‘Lots to do’ at Ofwat for new chief executive

Water regulator Ofwat has announced the appointment of Rachel Fletcher as its new Chief Executive starting in 2018. Rachel is currently Senior Partner for Consumers...

Snipe the spaniel sniffs out water mains leaks

United Utilities is the first water company to use the extraordinary olefactory senses of dogs to help detect mains pipe leakage. A cocker spaniel...

Leeds professor and Quito water company director win international water awards

The International Water Association (IWA) has announced Professor Barbara Evans from the University of Leeds as the winner of the 2017 IWA Water and...

Plastic waste artist sees gritty reality at sewage pumping station

Diane Watson, an environmental artist based in north-east England, recently took a trip around one of the pumping stations run by Northumbrian Water to...

Don’t get drains in a knot – put fat in a...

Pouring turkey drippings, oil, gravy and other festive leftovers down the plughole is a recipe for disaster that could make it a costly Christmas...

Yorkshire Water sets out ambitious two-year leak reduction plan

Yorkshire Water has unveiled a multi-million-pound package to transform operational performance in the next two years and become a sector leader in leakage reduction. As...

Green power division of Severn Trent Water invests in third food...

One of the UK’s largest water and waste water treatment companies, Severn Trent, is building a third food waste and green gas plant at its...

National public service contract goes to Castle Water

Independent water retailer Castle Water has secured a major national contract through the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) framework for the provision of water and...

Northern Ireland Water begins major solar energy scheme

Northern Ireland (NI) Water has commenced work on a solar farm to supply electricity to its 33-acre Dunore water treatment works on the shore...

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